Because life is change – what that means is that there is a conceptual past, meaning that there is a conceptual history, and there is also a conceptual possible history, meaning that according to the past and according to what has happened today, that tomorrow it could be like this. One can draw theories, one can draw concepts, but nothing more. The reality is that past is truly past, and the future hasn’t come at all, and even the present is just a mere experience of change? and as a result then there is nothing to fear, there is nothing to lose. All there is is a mere experience.
And so it is this kind of attitude, perspective and practice that has helped many beings to somehow turn every challenge, every obstacle into an opportunity. To do what? Basically, to do good, to be good, to be kind.
~ Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa ~